Thomas Piketty has written a new book that is causing a great commotion inside and outside of liberal economic circles, among Americans who think themselves to be “progressive” but are really just plain socialists. The basic thesis of...Show More Summary
Economist and Socialist Thomas Piketty (Financialpost.com) Have you ever wondered why the Obama Administration’s plans for improving the U.S. economy always seem to fall flat? It just might have something to do with the fact that the Obama Administration has … Continue reading ?
The British Labour Party has appointed David Axelrod as a strategic adviser to Ed Miliband's 2015 campaign. Axelrod, who went on to serve as a senior adviser to President Obama after acting as an adviser on the president's 2008 campaign,...Show More Summary
During a speech marking the one year anniversary of the day he was elected President of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro said he saw this week's lunar eclipse as a "socialist moon." Maduro narrowly defeated Enrique Capriles-Radonski to succeed Hugo Chavez after Chavez died from cancer last March. Show More Summary
Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the literary prince of the magical realism movement, has died at the age of 87. A prolific writer who started out as a newspaper reporter, Garcia Marquez's masterpiece was "One Hundred Years of Solitude," a dream-like, dynastic epic that helped him win the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982. Show More Summary
A French Socialist MEP has the right to claim the equivalent of £4.5m a year because she was put into the European Parliament six days before it closes for the election. Cllr Christine Revault D’Allonnes Bonnefoy is allowed to claim three months’ worth of expenses and salary, despite doing less than one week’s work. Show More Summary
Most foreign embassies are to be found in Georgian mansions in Belgravia. But that’s a little too bourgeois for the North Koreans. Apparently, the ambassador for Kim Jong-un’s socialist paradise is located in a suburban road in Gunnersbury, west London. The only thing that gives it away is the massive flagpole in the front garden. [...]
Because apparently all great socialist thinkers went to the same school: VENEZUELA SHOULD OBTAIN MORE TAXES FROM WEALTHY, MADURO SAYS MADURO SAYS HE PROPOSES FISCAL ‘REVOLUTION’ And: "I will call on the people to launch an economic offensive superior to the one in November and December"... Show More Summary
In November 1933, less than a year after Hitler assumed power in Berlin, a 47-year-old socialist writer on Vienna’s leading economics weekly was advised by his publisher that it was too risky to keep him on the staff. It would be best both for the Österreichische Volkswirt and his own safety if Karl Polanyi left the magazine. Show More Summary
If you’re looking to get depressed, listen to a crowd of Seattle residents cheer a couple of conservatives demanding that their fellow Americans be deprived of a measly six dollar raise in the minimum wage.
We are Americans (no, not you, Canadians) (OK, you too, c'mon over here ya big galoots), and we like big hunks of steak. To be precise, we like our own big hunks of steak: We like to saunter into Bob's House of Steak all bowlegged and...Show More Summary
WASHINGTON — After months of protests, violence and widespread chaos, the Socialist Venezuelan government has asked the Vatican for mediation to calm the conflict. This request came over a month after Pope Francis called for peace between the two sides. Reuters reported that the Venezuelan government under Nicolas Maduro asked the Catholic Church to send Cardinal […]
A decade and a half of socialist repression and months of protests with seemingly no end have catapulted Venezuela to the top of the list of the world's most dangerous nations. According to a study by the U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime, Venezuela is surpassed only by Honduras in highest peacetime murder rates in the world. Show More Summary
Abu Azmi, the leader of India's Samajwadi (Socialist) party in the Midwestern state of Maharashtra, argued India's laws against rape were insufficient because "nothing happens to women, only to men," and that anyone engaging in sexual activity outside of marriage, "with or without consent," should "be hanged" according to Islamic law. Show More Summary
WASHINGTON — The Spanish government has stopped the shipment of riot gear intended for Venezuelan government supporters and police. The Venezuelan government, led by socialist Nicolas Maduro, was not pleased by this decision. The Guardian...Show More Summary
by Peter Baklinski TORONTO, April 11, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – It is totally illegal for a mother to abort her child in El Salvador, the smallest country in Central America. But the amazing story about how a country with a name meaning “savior” came to constitutionally protect its unborn children from…
There are a number of reasons people wage criticism against Ayn Rand's 1938 novella, "Anthem." Some take issue with its negative treatment of collectivity and socialistic philosophies. Others are quick to point out the dystopia's obvious...Show More Summary
Chris McDaniel, the Tea Party darling who is giving Mississippi Republicans a chance to vote against that noted socialist bastard, Thad Fking Cochran, is turning out to be the best attraction in the zoo this year.
I've written before about how Thomas Piketty's great new book Capital in the Twenty-First Century has made free-market conservatives distinctly uneasy. Perhaps for the first time in the post-war era, a genuine American socialist movement...Show More Summary
On their NPR Books Facebook page, the taxpayer-funded liberal sandbox carries this promotional copy for the latest socialist Occu-porn from Matt Taibbi: "Poverty goes up. Crime goes down. The prison population doubles. Fraud by the rich wipes out 40 percent of the world's wealth. Show More Summary